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The Resource Himalayan perceptions : environmental change and the well-being of mountain peoples, Jack D. Ives

Himalayan perceptions : environmental change and the well-being of mountain peoples, Jack D. Ives

Label
Himalayan perceptions : environmental change and the well-being of mountain peoples
Title
Himalayan perceptions
Title remainder
environmental change and the well-being of mountain peoples
Statement of responsibility
Jack D. Ives
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1970s and 1980s many institutions, agencies, and scholars believed that the Himalayan region was facing imminent environmental disaster. They argued that rapid growth in population had caused extensive deforestation, which in turn had led to massive landsliding, soil erosion and widespread flooding downstream in northeast India and Bangladesh. This series of assumptions was first challenged in the book The Himalayan Dilemma (1989: Ives and Messerli, Routledge). Nevertheless, the environmental crisis paradigm still exerts considerable support and continues to be promoted by the news media." "Himalayan Perceptions discusses the evolving attitudes toward environmental change, the confusion of misunderstanding, vested interests, and institutional unwillingness to base development policy on sound scientific knowledge. It brings together and analyses the extensive amount of new research published since 1989 and totally refutes the entire construct of the environmental crisis paradigm. This is followed by examination of recent social and economic developments in the region and it identifies widespread oppression of poor ethnic minorities, which leads to civil unrest, guerrilla activities and warfare, as the primary cause for the instability that pervades the entire region. It is argued that the development controversy is further confounded by exaggerated reporting, even falsification, by news media, environmental publications, and agency reports alike." "Illustrated with numerous photographs and detailed examples, Himalayan Perceptions will prove an invaluable resource for all those interested in the Himalayan region."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Ives, Jack D
Dewey number
304.2/095496
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF696.H55
LC item number
I945 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in physical geography and environment
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Ethnoecology
  • Mountain people
  • Deforestation
  • Culture and tourism
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmental policy
  • Himalaya Mountains Region
  • Himalaya Mountains Region
Label
Himalayan perceptions : environmental change and the well-being of mountain peoples, Jack D. Ives
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [242]-260) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The myth of Himalayan environmental degradation -- The Himalayan region : an overview -- Status of the mountain forests -- Geomorphology of agricultural landscapes -- Flooding in Bangladesh : causes and perceptions of causes -- Mountain hazards -- Tourism and its impacts -- Conflict, tension, and the oppression of mountain peoples -- Prospects for future development : assets and obstacles -- What are the facts? misleading perceptions, misconceptions, and distortions -- Redefining the dilemma : is there a way out?
Control code
53970685
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780415317986
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003027488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Himalayan perceptions : environmental change and the well-being of mountain peoples, Jack D. Ives
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [242]-260) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The myth of Himalayan environmental degradation -- The Himalayan region : an overview -- Status of the mountain forests -- Geomorphology of agricultural landscapes -- Flooding in Bangladesh : causes and perceptions of causes -- Mountain hazards -- Tourism and its impacts -- Conflict, tension, and the oppression of mountain peoples -- Prospects for future development : assets and obstacles -- What are the facts? misleading perceptions, misconceptions, and distortions -- Redefining the dilemma : is there a way out?
Control code
53970685
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780415317986
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003027488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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